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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

G.G. Bain

Proceed With Caution: 1917

Proceed With Caution: 1917

New York circa 1917. "Frances White." The vaudeville star transitions from dressing room to kitchen with director close at hand. Let's hope they make enough for everyone! 5x7 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Double Bill: 1917

Double Bill: 1917

November 19, 1917. New York. "Frances White in dressing room." Half of the vaudeville team Rock & White, last seen here and here. View full size.

 

Show Me the Money: 1917

Show Me the Money: 1917

November 1917. "Rock & White." The vaudeville duo of William Rock and Frances White, who at the peak of her fame around 1920 was making $3,000 a week. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Baby Doll: 1917

Baby Doll: 1917

November 19, 1917. New York. "Frances White." Half of the vaudeville team Rock & White, Frances attained brief renown for a novelty tune called the "Spelling Song." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Lanier Hotel: 1921

Lanier Hotel: 1921

New York, July 5, 1921. "Lanier Hotel restaurant." Fried kidney only 20 cents. Note sleeping mousers. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Two-Bit Hotel: 1921

Two-Bit Hotel: 1921

New York, July 5, 1921. "Lanier Hotel -- Rooms 25 cents." From the clues provided in the photo, who can pinpoint the location of this fleabag hostelry? 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Pensive Pavloska: 1919

Pensive Pavloska: 1919

New York, 1919. "Pavlowska." The mezzo-soprano Irene Pavloska. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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